LEGAL TREATMENT OF POLITICALLY EXPOSED PERSONS ORGANISED CRIME AND DRUG LORDS IN NIGERIA: STATUS QUO OR REFORM?
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Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos
The paper examines from a comparative perspective the law and procedure of civil forfeiture of assets approach to combatting serious crimes and corruption of politically exposed persons and the compatibility of such an approach with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended and makes necessary recommendation for the operationalisation of the approach within Nigeria's constitutional framework.
Politically exposed persons, organised crime, civil asset forfeiture, constitution
Akintayo A.E. ‘Legal treatment of politically exposed persons, organised crime and drug lords in Nigeria: Status quo or reform?’ in Ayoade M A and Igbinedion S A (eds) (2015) Legal Perspectives to corruption, money laundering and assets recovery in Nigeria